Anna Maxwell Martin wed TV and movie director Roger Mitchell in 2004, however the Line of Duty star confirmed the couple – who share two daughters – had cut up in an interview last year
Anna Maxwell Martin has loved a stellar appearing career, showing in hit exhibits similar to Line of Duty, and the brand new ITV thriller Hollington Drive.
But followers have been shocked to uncover she was married to the TV and movie director Roger Mitchell for 16 years, earlier than the couple cut up in 2020 after being separated for a while.
The filmmaker, greatest recognized for helming the vastly profitable 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill, tragically died on 22 September on the age of 65.
Anna and Roger, who was 20 years her senior, first met in 2003 when he cast her in a National Theatre manufacturing of the Australian play Honour, reverse the late Corin Redgrave.
They then started courting in 2004, after he directed her within the psychological thriller Enduring Love, which additionally starred Daniel Craig and Samantha Morton.
The Motherland star joked that she “groomed” him to fall in love along with her, and the director, who was already father to Harry and Rosanna from his first marriage to actress Kate Buffery, expanded his brood with the addition of two daughters – Maggie and Nancy.
However, she revealed in an interview with You magazine in April last year that she and Roger “aren’t together anymore”, however refused to reveal any extra particulars of the cut up for the sake of his kids.
“Our marriage has ended and we’ve been separated for quite some time,” Anna defined, including that she didn’t make the information public as they have been nonetheless coming to phrases with the separation.
“It’s taken an enormous amount of time, but we are all getting through it in a healthy way,” she mentioned.
In a current interview with The Telegraph, revealed simply days earlier than Roger’s loss of life, Anna mentioned she and her ex-husband remained on good phrases, and he’d even promised to prepare dinner dishes for the household’s Christmas dinner.
She additionally briefly mentioned their separation, and mentioned she’s had to try to preserve her sense of humour to get by it.
“You just have to try and be your best self, which we’re not often – I’m not often – but you have to try,” Anna mentioned.
She has but to touch upon the loss of life of her ex-husband, and father of her two kids, who handed away last week.
A press release from his publicist confirmed the unhappy information, and browse: “It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Michell, director, writer and father of Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow, announce his death at the age of 65 on September 22.”
Roger, greatest recognized for the enduring romcom Notting Hill, which starred Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, additionally directed Morning Glory, with Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, and Changing Lanes, starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson.
Anna is at present starring within the new four-part thriller Hollington Drive on ITV, which follows the plight of two sisters whose lives are turned the wrong way up when a toddler goes lacking.
Hollington Drive continues on ITV at 9pm on 6 October